Once in a while, I run across a book I’m not quite sure what to do with. There are so many great books out there that a book that leaves me in the “eh” zone after reading it is a bit of an anomaly.
In My Opinion…
A Beauty and the Beast/Cinderella mashup that was a mixed bag of good and bad for me.
While there are a couple of topics ripe for exploration, the author fails to develop them, which in turn causes the story to lack some much-needed depth. I can acknowledge that a lower novella word count probably played into this decision, but I would have preferred some other scenes get cut out instead. Plus the ending had me scratching my head a little bit. The author gives a broad overview of what happened but leaves the details to the readers’ imaginations. This case of telling rather than showing occurs a few times during this story.
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